Making Smbc...

Baking By FromScratch Updated 7 Nov 2014 , 10:59am by cazza1

__Jamie__ Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 1:13am
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I use large eggs. If you keep it nice and cool during delivery and it's going somewhere nice and cool, sure!

vicki3336 Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 3:20pm
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First of all, I wanted to thank jkalman for this thread. I read through the whole thing (took me three between kids/housework) and finally had the courage to try it last night. It actually worked! The texture was wonderful! However, my DH and one teenage DS both thought it wasn't sweet enough. Apparently, no member of my family has ever met anything too sweet!

So....this morning, I tried it again, but increased the sugar by 50 percent icon_eek.gif It STILL came out great, the texture was exactly like I like, smooth and silky, but had the sweetness my family wants. I'm so excited. I'm going to play with different flavors now. It's like a new cake toy!

AngelFood4 Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 8:34pm
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I wanted a buttercream that wasn't too sweet. I couldn't decide what to make so let the hubby do the picking. Last night I made both the SMBC and a vanilla pudding bettercream and did a test taste with the very picky hubby: One chocolate cupcake with SMBC and another with the bettercream. It took forever for him to decide going back and forth between the two. It was hard to decide at first but after he finished up the cupcakes, he said that the SMBC was WAY better: He preferred the silky smooth texture as well as the aftertaste with the SMBC. Both weren't too sweet but textures were so different between the two. I can't wait to try adding the different flavoring for fillings with the SMBC icon_smile.gif Thank you all for the great suggestions and tips! Thank you "fromscratch" for the lovely photo instructions!

Gingoodies Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 7:28pm
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icon_confused.gif OK.. so now I want to know... what the heck are you doing with all the EGG YOLKS???? icon_confused.gificon_surprised.gif

I have a great butter cookie recipe that uses only the yolks, but how many batches of cookie dough can a girl make??

Are the poor yolks doomed? Do they just get :gulp: tossed tapedshut.gif

I need to know. icon_lol.gificon_cool.gificon_cool.gif

__Jamie__ Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 7:42pm
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Citrus curds. Brought home for the dog...occasionally washed down the sink.

miny Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 7:49pm
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Originally Posted by Gingoodies

icon_confused.gif OK.. so now I want to know... what the heck are you doing with all the EGG YOLKS???? icon_confused.gificon_surprised.gif

I toss them out but I'd love to get a way to utilize them

Tess1957 Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 8:32pm
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What is SMBC, I have not heard of it, is it butter cream frosting? I feel silly asking, but education doesn't come easy!

miny Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 9:12pm
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SMBC = Swiss meringue buttercream, it's an egg whites based buttercream, very silky an delicious

Gingoodies Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 4:33pm
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Any idea how many batches it takes to cover a 6/9/12 and maybe 2 doz. cupcakes?

AKS Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 5:49pm
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OK I was one of those chickens who was too afraid to try this after an unfortunate IMBC experiment tasting like sticks of butter. Anyway, I decided today was the day and I went for it. I bought pasteurized whole eggs (just to be safe), and used the small-batch version link on page 1 of this post. I subbed vanilla bean paste for vanilla extract (it's like a syrupy vanilla bean--I got mine at Fresh Market) and all I can say is YUMMY DANCE WITH JAZZ HANDS!!!! OMG is this stuff good! Nothing but SMBC for me from now on! Please give it a try if you haven't it's soooooo good, very easy and (most importantly) it tastes like really yummy vanilla whipped cream-not like sticks of butter! WOO-HOO!

kay12 Posted 7 Nov 2014 , 6:19am
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ADoes it buttercream work good with fondant?! Sorry maybe dumb question but I'm still learning :) thanks in advance for your response

cazza1 Posted 7 Nov 2014 , 10:59am
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Yes kay 12, it does.  Just make sure you firm it up in the fridge before you put your fondant on.  And remember that your fondant will only look as smooth as you coating of buttercream is.

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